The science of happiness. How to Build A killer company culture.

How to Build a Killer Company Culture

Every company – whether it is trying to build one or not – has a company culture.   And Culture matters. A great company culture can make the critical difference between organizational success and dismal failure. It impacts just about every business metric we have, from customer service to productivity to profitability. It is the …

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The Future of HR in Europe: Key Challenges Through 2015

Considering the Future of HR in Europe

Businesses that expect to succeed in Europe in the next few years will have to come to grips with some serious challenges related not to raw materials, manufacturing processes, or the evolving nature of trade in the Eurozone, but with a host of issues related to how they recruit and manage staff.   The more …

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Workforce 2020 The Looming Talent Crisis

Workforce 2020

Few things matter more to business success than human capital. The right mix of people, skills, and culture can create competitive advantage for companies, reshape industries, and drive prosperity across regions. As a new generation joins the labor market and employment options evolve in an increasingly global and knowledge-based economy, effective workforce management is a …

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Global Research Into Employee Turnover

Global Research Into Employee Turnover

Global firms are facing a talent exodus as world economies return to growth. Hay Group’s latest global research into employee turnover Preparing for take off predicts that as labor markets revive, we can expect employee turnover to increase. Organizations need to start thinking now about how to secure the long-term commitment of their workers. Failure to create …

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Motivating Creative Employees

4 Tips for Motivating Creative Employees

Great organizations employ many different types of people. Each employee, from the analytic thinker in accounting to the extroverted do-er in sales, plays a role in the success of your business. And each type of employee needs to be managed and motivated differently.   The creative is another type of employee that is integral to …

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Learning And Development Budgets Survey 2014

Learning And Development Budgets Survey 2014

Each year, XpertHR carries out research into employer spending on learning and development. Our 2014 survey covers 127 organisations, of which 117 allocate funds to this area.   Overall, the smallest budget is £2,000, at a retail company with 85 employees. The largest is £1.4 million, at a city council with 12,500 employees.   Training …

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From Hiring To Termination.

Critical HR Recordkeeping

Employee record retention is a daunting task for employers because there are so many different requirements based on a variety of criteria.   For example, virtually every federal employment law, ranging from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, stipulates certain record-retention rules for all private sector employers. In addition, many state …

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War for talents is here

The War for Talent Is Here

The war for talent is real. And it’s here to stay.   Today’s knowledge economy means that employees’ unique skills are the only real competitive advantage, making knowledge workers far more critical and in greater demand—especially in highly-skilled industries like Professional Services, Pharmaceuticals, and Technology. As a result, the marketplace for talent is becoming more …

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Global Human Capital Trends 2014-2. Workforce management.

Okay, Everybody – Recession’s Over, Back to Work!

I just read a fascinating report about Global Human Capital Trends in 2014.   Authored jointly by Deloitte Consulting LLP and Bersin by Deloitte, it’s based on a pretty large survey conducted in late 2013 about the attitudes and perceptions of more than 2,500 business and HR leaders in 94 countries.   Of the 12 …

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